You can analyze the content of a set of columns. This set can represent only some of the columns in the defined table or the table as a whole.
The analysis of a set of columns focuses on a column set (full records) and not on separate columns as it is the case with the column analysis. The statistics presented in the analysis results (row count, distinct count, unique count and duplicate count) are measured against the values across all the data set and thus do not analyze the values separately within each column.
With the Java engine, you may also apply patterns on each column and the result of the analysis will give the number of records matching all the selected patterns together. For further information, see Adding patterns to the analyzed columns.